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Committee probes harassment of students by invigilator at college in Islamabad

Committee probes harassment of students by invigilator at college in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) formed a committee on Wednesday to probe into allegations by students that they were sexually harassed by a federal board-appointed examiner during their Intermediate examinations a few days ago.

The controller examination is heading the committee, a source privy with the development.

On Tuesday, scores of students at a private college in Islamabad came forward with allegations that they were sexually harassed by a federal board-appointed examiner during their biology practical.

After the students’ posts went viral, the college administration requested the FBISE to launch an inquiry into the allegations against the biology professor, sources said.

“Inquiry committee members visited the college campus and even questioned the biology professor accused of harassment,” the sources further said.

“The professor told the committee that he had been invigilating examinations for the last 12 years in various schools and colleges and this is the first time such allegations have been levelled against him,” the sources continued.

The professor has been asked to submit his initial reply to the committee by Thursday, sources informed.

They further said that the federal board approached the students after coming across their posts on social media.

“The students said they were verbally and physically abused by the biology professor and he even threatened them when they protested against his ‘vile behaviour’,” the sources added.

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